Originally Posted by spat
I like this Slider concept and saw a demo at a RV dealer. It looks pretty much fool proof except that it's heavy and you need to keep it slicked up with WD-40. Can any owners of the PullRite Slider give some insights. Thanks.
We installed one when we owned a fifth-wheel and a short-bed truck. The only drawback to it is that it's expensive, but I figured that if I hit the truck and trailer together just once the cost of the hitch would have been cheap.
I just thought of a second drawback: Mine required fairly large holes in the truck bed to accept the mounting hardware. When the hitch is not installed, these holes can be a nuisance. I had a sheet of plywood or something in the bed when I wasn't towing, so it didn't matter to me.
Be sure you keep the sliding parts lubricated as instructed in the manual. Mine galled a bit when I failed to do that. I don't think that WD-40 is the preferred lubricant. If you do some research or call Pulliam you can get some brand names of what they recommend.
If I bought another fifth-wheel I'd install this hitch again.